Keeping kindy affordable

Join the thousands of Queensland families paying lower kindy fees, thanks to a government subsidy scheme.

Kindy tick

The trick is to look for the ‘kindy tick’ on display at your chosen service.

Services with the kindy tick offer a quality kindy program, approved and subsidised by the Queensland Government.

Good things come in threes, and there are 3 kinds of subsidy that may cut your out-of-pocket costs.

1. Kindy for every child

The basic subsidy helps the service meet the costs of delivering a kindy program to your child in the year before Prep.Kindergarten services receive $2888.80 per child, and long day cares $1705.00 per child* (it’s lower because they also get child care subsidy).

2. Extra kindy support

Still think you can’t afford kindy? Extra support for some families means your child doesn’t have to miss out, so check if you qualify.

3. Location, location, location

Depending on which local community or town you live in (i.e. in the country), kindy can be even more affordable. (This gets complicated, but details are here).

Added together, these subsidies may mean low- or no-cost kindy for some families so be sure to ask your kindy provider, and let them know your circumstances.

Each kindy is different when it comes to fees and costs, but they must display them for parents to see.

Not sure if your child is kindy age? Try the kindy calculator.

If you’re ready to enrol your child, contact your chosen service directly.

Services take enrolments all year, and while some can place children at any time, others may have a waiting list.

*2018/2019 amounts

Published — 01 April 2019 Last updated — 02 April 2019

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